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Finding the Impossible Witches

University of Edinburgh student intern Claire Panella discusses her work on the Map of Accused Witches in Scotland project. She was tasked with finding the 'impossible witches' by looking…

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How to use the Wikidata Query Service - Mapping the Scottish Reformation

A video on using the Wikidata Query Service by Dr Chris Langley, Reader in Early Modern History at Newman University, Birmingham, and Co-Director of Mapping the Scottish Reformation.

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Notes on a Historical Hall: The history of St Cecilia's Hall

St Cecilia's Hall is Scotland's oldest purpose built concert hall and home to the University of Edinburgh's musical instrument collection. Learn about the building's interesting…

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Professor Ewen Cameron Inaugural Lecture - 'The Political Histories of Modern Scotland'

Professor Ewen A Cameron, Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography delivered his inaugural lecture entitled "The Political Histories of Modern Scotland". …

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Sir Walter Scott's Jacobite novels

Three of Sir Walter Scott’s novels drew on the Jacobite campaigns. In chronological order of publication, they are Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817) and Redgauntlet (1824). In the second in…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Sir Walter Scott's Jacobite objects

Sir Walter Scott was a prolific collector and amassed a diverse – and often quirky – collection of historical objects, many associated with key Jacobites and the series of…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a prodigious Scottish author, with works in verse and prose, who drew inspiration from the Jacobite campaigns for a number of his publications. In…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - The Four Peers ring

What is it? This is a gold and enamel ring, possibly made by Ebeneezer Oliphant – the silversmith who made Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s silver canteen. It is commonly referred…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Sir John Hynde Cotton

What is it? This is a complete tartan outfit consisting of trews (trousers), a jacket and a plaid. The material and colours used to create this large, chequered ensemble would have made…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - The Silver Canteen

What is it? This is another iconic object from the National Museums Scotland collection, the travelling canteen – or luxury ‘picnic set’ – of Prince Charles Edward…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Meet the opposition: Hanoverian

Now watch this short film in which Arran Johnston is dressed as a Hanoverian to demonstrate the weapons they used in battle against the Jacobites. Think about these weapons being used by…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Meet the military: Jacobite

In this short film recorded at the National Museum of Scotland, costumed interpreter and historian, Arran Johnston is dressed as a Jacobite to demonstrate and discuss examples of their weapons…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Portrait of a Prince

What is it? This oil on canvas portrait is known as the ‘lost painting’ of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, as it was only identified as recently as 2014. Who painted it? It was…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Portrait in miniature: Prince Charles Edward Stuart

What is it? This is a miniature portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, fixed to a mother-of-pearl mount. Why is it important? This portrait became an iconic image of the Prince in…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - Fans at Court

What is it? This fan may have been used by a woman attending court at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. In the 18th century, fans were elite accessories – often ‘worn’ or used…

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Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobites - 'Wanted': Prince Charles Edward Stuart

What is this image? Who made it? This is an engraving dating from 1745, which was produced by an Edinburgh engraver, Richard Cooper. Why is it important? This is reputed to be the first…

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